Destroyer Squadron

A destroyer squadron is a naval squadron or flotilla usually consisting of destroyers rather than other types of vessel. In some navies other vessels, such as frigates, may be included. In English the word "squadron" tends to be used for larger and "flotilla" for smaller vessels, both may be used for destroyer units. Similar formations are used in non-English-speaking countries, e.g., the "escadrille"—which would translate directly as "squadron"—in France.

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... HMS Trafalgar (D77) was a Battle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN) ... In 1946, Trafalgar deployed to the Far East as part of the 19th Destroyer Flotilla, which was filled with her sister-ships, and which performed a variety of duties in that region while based there ... In 1958, Trafalgar became the leader of the 7th Destroyer Squadron, having spells with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets ...
Roy Alexander Gano - World War II and Postwar Period
8, Alaska, 1941–42 and Commander of the destroyer USS Dyson (DD-572), 1942–44, in Destroyer Squadron 23 ... The latter squadron, known as the "Little Beavers", covered the initial landings in Bougainville in November 1943, and fought in 22 separate engagements during the next four ... this time, the Little Beavers were credited with destroying one Japanese cruiser, nine destroyers, one submarine, several smaller ships, and approximately 30 aircraft ...
Destroyer Squadron - US Navy - List of Cruiser-destroyer Groups - U.S. Pacific Fleet
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Susumu Kimura - Biography
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Destroyer Squadron 23 - History
... See also Carrier Strike Group Eleven Destroyer Squadron 23 was activated May 11, 1943 at the Boston Navy Yard, with Captain M.J ... The original vessels of the squadron were USS Foote (DD-511), USS Charles Ausburne (DD-570), USS Spence (DD-512), USS Aulick (DD-569), USS Claxton (DD-571), USS Dyson (DD-572), USS Converse (DD-509) and USS Thatcher ... On June 29, 1943, Destroyer Squadron 23 became part of Admiral William F ...

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